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The active phase of the exercises Sea Breeze 2013 completed
Jul 19 2013, 13:03

ODESA, JULY 19th, 2013, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― The active phase of the US―Ukrainian naval exercises Sea Breeze 2013 has been completed, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The media centre Pivden of Security Service of Ukraine reported today, 19 July.

According to the media centre, during the active phase of the Ukrainian-American exercises Sea Breeze 2013 with the participation of the representatives of the fleets of other countries, the participants of maneuvers worked out almost all the scheduled items are in close interaction of sea, land and air components and units, forces and facilities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Border Service and State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

The head of the joint press centre of the exercises, Third Rank Commander Sergiy Bogdanov noted that, during the active phase, the tactical group of ships carried out a series of tasks according to subject of trainings.

In particular, the exercises were held on the universal defence of ships, defeating of the attacks of high-speed powerboats and aircrafts, providing assistance to the damaged ship, searching in the area and rescue of the vessel and the human, a control of shipping in a certain area, the interception, inspection of the vessel in normal conditions, patrolling in a certain area, amphibious landing and ensure action on the bank, etc.

Also, the crews, taking part in the maneuvers, conducted exercises to stop a suspicious vessel that attempted to illegally bring weapons into the area, its examination with the air support of helicopter Ka-27.

The actions of the multinational force of the sea and land actively were supported by the military aviators of Ukraine, the US and Germany. They provided trainings on air defence of ships with helicopters L-39, the exploration of surface situation, the evacuation of the victims of the disaster area and the ship, moving of units to the field of operations to identify and neutralize illegal armed groups.


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